infovore + privacy   18

Stealth Cell Tower
"Stealth Cell Tower is an antagonistic GSM base station in the form of an innocuous office printer. It brings the covert design practice of disguising cellular infrastructure as other things - like trees and lamp-posts - indoors, while mimicking technology used by police and intelligence agencies to surveil mobile phone users." Very good, Julian Oliver.
criticalengineering  art  gsm  surveillance  privacy 
november 2016 by infovore
The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk
"King Lear would have killed it in Silicon Valley." More Maciej, and yes, it's great.
internet  privacy  maciejceglowski  talk 
june 2014 by infovore
Where the F**k Was I? (A Book) |
"This is an atlas, then, made by that other nature, seen through other eyes. But those eyes have been following me, unseen and without permission, and thus I consider provoking breach a necessary act." This is good.
book  location  privacy  mapping  breach  robots 
june 2011 by infovore
xkcd: Infrastructures
"Do you see this? It's the world's tiniest open-source violin." Yes.
xkcd  opensource  comic  privacy 
may 2010 by infovore
Internet records to be stored for a year - Telegraph
This is not good. And the worst part: "Hundreds of public bodies and quangos, including local councils, will also be able to access the data to investigate flytipping and other less serious crimes." It's not the police having this that's the big worry; it's the incompetent lower echelons of civil service. who shouldn't need this.
security  privacy  uk  europe  internet  data 
april 2009 by infovore
Lee Maguire – BPM
How did I miss this when Lee first wrote it? This is all-encompassing, wonderful stuff about visualisation, exercise, comics, futurism, privacy, and the whole shebang. Top notch stuff, worth a read.
ubicomp  privacy  everyware  visualisation  personal  comics  informatics  leemaguire  futures 
march 2009 by infovore
Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook.
"So, you finally caved. You've accepted a friend request from your Mom, Dad, crazy Aunt Ida, and your college roommate’s newly divorced mother. Well here's your chance to get back at them for taking away your public privacy."
blog  facebook  humour  socialmedia  privacy  family  parents 
february 2009 by infovore
dm fail!
"..some tweets were destined for fail." - or, at least, not for public consumption. Oh dear.
security  privacy  messaging  twitter  fail 
december 2008 by infovore : On Authentication
"...this leads up to a discussion of two things: the OAuth protocol which aims, amongst other laudable goals, to help safeguard users’ passwords, and the distinctly unnerving trend which Jeremy Keith has christened the password anti-pattern, which really doesn’t." A clear, articulate explanation of the issues around authentication.
oauth  openid  security  privacy  authentication  design  archiecture  antipattern 
september 2008 by infovore
Process Perfection
"The bottom line is, there are laws on the books in the EU that stand in direct conflict with the needs of Google's architecture, and no amount of hand waving will make that fact go away." Smart artcile about the legal issues of cloud computing.
architecture  google  privacy  law  cloudcomputing  distributed  computing  hosting 
july 2008 by infovore
Six Apart - News and Events: The Social Graph API and Surprises
"While this implementation of the API was based on publicly discoverable information (like Google's), we simply didn't feel comfortable shipping that project based on current implementations." Interesting corollary to the Social Graph API.
security  privacy  socialgraph  api  xfn  foaf 
february 2008 by infovore
apophenia: just because we can, doesn't mean we should
"why on earth do we believe that just because technology can expose people means that it should?" danah, as ever, very insightful, on the problems of exposing user data, regardless of whether it is already "public" or not.
socialgraph  networking  society  privacy  public  boundaries 
february 2008 by infovore
Adactio: Journal - The password anti-pattern
"...even if it costs me a contract in the short-term, I will refuse to implement any kind of interface that involves asking the user for a password from a third-party site. I urge you to do the same." Jeremy is right. No question about it.
privacy  security  openauth  oauth  facebook  identity  design  pattern 
october 2007 by infovore
MySpace Banning Sex Offenders: Online Predator Paranoia at Climb to the Stars (Stephanie Booth)
" some states… a sex offender might not have done anything really offensive." Great analysis from Stephanie Booth of the dangers of blanket bans, and the complex depth to the concept of "sex offence".
myspace  privacy  culture  society 
july 2007 by infovore
Personal Data Flows and APIs | Privacy Digest
"‘Facebook hasn’t told people they are now being exposed to third party applications,’ Roschke said. ‘They have made the general announcement, but there was no notice to me as to whether I wanted these settings."
facebook  privacy  data  api 
may 2007 by infovore
Facebook's "Privacy Trainwreck": Exposure, Invasion, and Drama
"Privacy is not simply about the state of an inanimate object or set of bytes; it is about the sense of vulnerability that an individual experiences. When people feel exposed or invaded, there's a privacy issue." Loads in here that's of use beyond this qu
exposure  privacy  facebook  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworking 
september 2006 by infovore
DefCon 11, 2003: HavenCo: What Really Happened; Ryan Lackey
Ryan Lackey on the death of Havenco, the Sealand based colo, and what went wrong
privacy  security  colo  hosting  anonymity  sealand 
june 2005 by infovore

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